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A Downing Street employee sweeps the red carpet beside a police... News Photo10 Downing Street,Arts Culture and Entertainment,British Royalty,Downing Street,Elizabeth II,Greater London,Horizontal,International Landmark,London - England,Occupation,Police Force,Queen - Royal Person,Red,Red Carpet Event,Royalty,Sweeping,UK,Visit,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Downing Street employee sweeps the red carpet beside a police officer ahead of a visit by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II outside No 10 Downing Street in London December 18, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II attended her first-ever cabinet meeting on Tuesday to mark her diamond jubilee, the only monarch to do so since 1781.The 86-year-old sovereign sat in as an observer on the meeting and received a gift from the Cabinet to celebrate her 60 years on the throne. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)